Dear Preston: I Am Getting a Divorce. Do I Have To Return My Wedding Gifts?

unnamedDear Preston:
I met my husband a year ago and we married five months later.  Well, unfortunately, we were not a good match and we are now getting a divorce four months into our marriage.Sadly, my question is one of practicality and etiquette.  My husband’s parents gifted me a beautiful car as a wedding present and I need to know if you feel I should return it.  If yes, does this mean I should return all of my gifts?
Divorcing Bride

Dear DB:

I am so sad to hear this; divorces are never fun.  To answer your question, I personally do not think you need to return all of your gifts, but this is one of those situations where you need to allow your conscience be your guide.  The question I need to ask is, do you really feel it’s right to keep this car?  I am not sure if you are on speaking terms with your soon-to-be ex, but perhaps you might ask him his thoughts.  Again, I do not feel you need to give back all of your gifts, but if I were you, I would consider returning the car.

Readers: This is a tough one, even for me. What do you think? Should she return the car?



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